Monday, August 22, 2011

Bubble Painting

Today it was so nice out we decided to do a messy craft outside! Be fore warned your kids will probably need a bath, or at least a good hose down after this!

We got our instructions from the Family Fun Education website.

Here's what you'll need:
  • Grubby clothes
  • tempra paint (different colors)
  • dish soap
  • straws
  • shallow containers (we used old sour cream containers, they were a bit deep)
  • water
  • Popsicle sticks
  • paper (we used a card stock heavy weight paper, but you don't need to)
How we did it:

Pour the paint into the container and add the soap. Stir with the Popsicle stick. Add a little water to dilute and stir.

Take your straw and place it in the container, it works best if it's touching the bottom of the container.

Blow, blow, blow!

If you're really talented you can do two colors at once!

Just be careful not to suck in! YUCK!

Keep blowing until the bubbles come up over the top edge of the container, then gently and quickly place the paper on the bubbles. Don't hold it there, just touch it to pop the bubbles and remove.

We did one color at a time, and got a layered look.

You can also paint rocks with the leftover paint! :P

When it's all done, take out the hose and wash away the mess! Then put your kids in the tub! :)

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